When I first met Esther and Tim at a meeting for their wedding, I could tell that they were going to be a great couple to work with. They treat each other with such kindness, and we felt we were really going to be a part of a very special day. Everything about the day drew from their example.  We learned about how the church was built by Esther’s congregation and met the lady who created the stained glass windows. Esther’s dress had been worn by her mother in 1981 and her grandmother in 1950, and made by her grandmother’s sister! During the reception Esther and Tim diligently visited each person in the room. When we left, our hearts were full!

We chose downtown Ellicott City for portraits in the morning, which is a historic Maryland town founded in 1772 and known for its role in developing the railroad. Tragically, the historic area where we took pictures was destroyed by a flood a few weeks later, washing away the places we shot. I am so thankful for this shoot, as they now have a beautiful memory of what it used to look like, and a place they can visit when it is rebuilt even better than it was.